Who is America Han Han


New lecturer at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

Han Tol will continue to lead the recorder class of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis on an interim basis, succeeding Conrad Steinmann, with a three-year contract from September 2018. The position is then to be re-advertised and filled on a long-term basis.

We are pleased to have won Han Tol, a very renowned representative of the instrument and a universally recognized, experienced and highly qualified lecturer.

To person
For more than twenty-five years, Han Tol has been in demand as a soloist and teacher all over Europe, America and Japan. In addition to his teaching activities as a professor at the Bremen University of the Arts, his teaching activities so far include courses at the universities of Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Geneva, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Munich, Copenhagen, Utrecht, Baltimore, Bloomington (Indiana / USA) and Tokyo. He led master classes for early music, e.g. in Innsbruck, Neuburg an der Donau, Urbino in Italy, Amherst (United States), Jerusalem and Valladolid, in Spain.

Han Tol's concert life is remarkably diverse. His ensemble "La Dada", founded in 1984, set new standards in the interpretation of Italian music of the 17th century. With the trio, La Fontegara Amsterdam, he researched, performed and recorded the complete repertoire for this line-up for 20 years. From 1999-2007 he was a member of the famous Belgian ensemble Flanders Recorder Quartet. With this group he went on numerous concert tours to Japan, Taiwan, South Africa, Mexico, America, Russia and Israel and played in the largest concert halls in Europe.

As an orchestral musician and as a soloist, Han Tol played with well-known conductors such as Leonhardt, Harnoncourt, Br├╝ggen, Parrott, Goodman, McCreesh, Holman and Hengelbrock. He has undertaken extensive concert tours with the "Freiburg Baroque Orchestra" and with the "Balthasar Neumann Ensemble" and has participated in numerous CD recordings. In March 2004 Han Tol led the "Balthasar Neumann-Ensemble" in a project with partly unpublished cantatas and instrumental works by G.Ph.Telemann. The sound result can be heard on CD: Perpetuum Mobile, published by Carus. .

You can hear Han Tol's sonorous recorder playing on recordings by the record companies Teldec, Hyperion, Harmonia Mundi, EMI, OPUS 111, Aeolus and Globe. He published adaptations of old works with Heinrichshofen-Verlag in Wilhelmshafen.
A selection of his exquisite recorder collection accompanies him on his travels, including a rare ivory treble recorder, built around 1700 by Johann Benedikt Gahn, Nuremberg.